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Coelacanth

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Posted: 07/31/20 04:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Folks,

I recently obtained a 2012 Holiday Rambler, Augusta from an estate sale. It was almost never used and has 7,500K on the odometer. Needs new tires, but that’s about it. It looks like new with one exception. The brow over the cab seems to be peeling. While scrubbing the roof yesterday, prior to applying a new coat of sealant to the seams, I noticed that the area above the cab is gradually losing a thin clear film. Is this some kind of clear coat? Or, is it part of the Holiday Rambler front graphic? I know HR was bought out by Monaco, and that this model is almost an orphan. But, I’d like to fix this if possible. Any hints are more than welcome.

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Personally, I would get a professional opinion from a good body shop who knows fiberglass.
As far as I know gelcoat delamination is a common problem with many brands of rvs . I'm not sure if its a good idea to tackle a large area yourself if its a first time deal for you.
I know that body shops have performed the task of repainting. If that's the case with your rv then you will need a 'dust free paint booth' inside a garage to work.
The rv would need to be taped and wrapped in plastic to protect it from overspray. Surface prep, I would imagine, would be very important to be performed correctly. If that step is not done right then all your work will not last and need to be done over by a professional shop.

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Posted: 07/31/20 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your clear coat finish is pealing off. Not an uncommon problem. I had mine re done last year.


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bdpreece wrote:

Your clear coat finish is pealing off. Not an uncommon problem. I had mine re done last year.


My thanks to both of you.
I’ll need to find a body shop in the area that will tackle it.
Any rough idea of the cost?

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Coelacanth wrote:

bdpreece wrote:

Your clear coat finish is pealing off. Not an uncommon problem. I had mine re done last year.


My thanks to both of you.
I’ll need to find a body shop in the area that will tackle it.
Any rough idea of the cost?
Only a body shop can tell you cost.


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May as well start close to home, give Northside a call.


https://northsidecollision.com/

Northside does RV body work

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Thanks a bunch. I will.
You have used them?

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No. I have heard the name and remember that shop being a long time family business when i was a Pulaski-Boylston member riding up on Tug Hill.

Because of the good reviews and nearby location I just offered it as starting point to see if your in the $2,000 range or $10,000 range.
The shop is an rv shop so it has tall doors and large bays to accept rvs

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I’ll give them a shout.
All I need is the brow above the cab redone. Everything else is like new.

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